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J. P. Moreland: There are two reasons. First, the ascendancy of Christian philosophy in the last fifteen years is nothing short of miraculous. As Mark Noll notes, Christians in other academic disciplines would do well to note how philosophers have made strides to recapture their field for Christ. Bill and I wanted to make the fruits of this resurgence available to others. Second, philosophy is so crucial to developing and defending a Christian worldview that we believed it was essential to make available to the evangelical community solid Christian philosophy in a wide variety of philosophical disciplines. IVP: What do you see as the role of philosophy in shaping a Christian worldview?
Moreland: Combined with biblical exegesis and biblical theology, philosophy is the most important field--historically and conceptually--for developing a Christian worldview. As we make clear in the text, systematic theology itself, as well as attempts to integrate one's field with biblical teaching, essentially depends on philosophy being done with excellence. Our book seeks to remain faithful to central figures in the history of philosophy, especially those consistent with the faith, while at the same time drawing insights from the explosion of Christian philosophy in the last fifteen years to make a genuine synthesis available to a broad readership.
Moreland provides an in-depth study of the inter-relationship between theology and philosophy. His analysis of the Christian world view should be required reading for Christians... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dennis L. Morgan
Time and a second reading, along with various shifts in worldview, can fundamentally alter one's perception of an author. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jacob
A great book, very thorough. This is not a beginner book however.Published 5 months ago by richminon
William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland are two of the wisest Christian philosophers. They've both spent years teaching about Christian thought, theology, and the philosophical... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tom Farr